The most important upgrade you can make in your bathroom involves lighting. A Swedish study found that lighting, paired with the right color, affects mood. Changing out your lighting is not difficult or expensive to do, but makes a bathroom look fresher and larger.
Another example of a luxurious bathroom dressed in marble and wood comes to shine light on your decisions. Wood bathroom shelves captured in marble niches not only look good, but are also highly functional: towels, decorations or flower vases help liven up the space and allow you to play with colors and textures. Large windows help lighten up the space, while the altitude of the apartment allows full transparency.
A simple mirror can get a glamorous update with the addition of backlighting. You can purchase mirrors with built-in lights, or add them yourself to the mirror of your choosing. Illuminated mirrors are ideal for applying makeup and seeing your face in a detailed (but flattering) way. They’re great for bathrooms with low natural light. Just be sure that your lighting is soft, not harsh or fluorescent.
Most designers tell you that dark colors or busy patterns are not a good idea in a small space. Think again. Strong patterns and textures add depth and play to a space, creating the illusion of more size and life.